Uncategorized | February 23, 2006

Tim Bascom’s memoir Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia will be published in June by Mariner Books. In the foreword, Edward Hoagland calls the book “a tale well-grounded in a little boy’s close-grained focus on apprehensive innocence and vulnerability.” Tim was the Editors’ Prize winner in essay in 2004, and the memoir includes his winning piece “A Vocabulary For My Senses.”

In May, Norton will publish The Cottagers, a literary suspense novel by Marshall Klimasewiski, whose short story, “The Last Time I Saw Richard,” appeared in TMR 19:3 (1996). Klimasewiski teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

In August, Norton will publish A Pickpocket’s Tale: The Underword of Nineteenth-Century New York, by Timothy Gilfoyle. It is a historical account of a con man named George Appo; an excerpt from the book in progress appeared as a Found Text in TMR 16:3 (1993). Gilfoyle is professor of American history at Loyola University Chicago.

Additionally, the Pitt Poetry Series just published David Wojahn’s collection Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems 1982-2004. Wojahn has previously contributed both poetry and nonfiction to TMR, most recently, “Generations ‘I’: The Future of Autobiographical Poetry,” in TMR 19:2 (1996). Wojahn is professor of English and director of creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University.